Monday, April 21, 2008

U.S. Jewish lobby gains new voice with J Street


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Are liberal Jewish voices in America being drowned out by powerful conservative lobbyists? A group of prominent left-leaning Jewish-Americans thinks so.
They have launched a new lobbying organisation, called J Street, which they hope will redress this perceived imbalance.

"The term 'pro-Israel' has been hijacked by those who hold views that a majority of Americans, Jews and non-Jews alike, oppose," says executive director Jeremy Ben-Ami, a former adviser to President Bill Clinton.
He says J Street will campaign for a two-state solution to the conflict in the Middle East.
Its political fundraising sister group - J Street PAC, for political action committee - will raise money and donate to sympathetic politicians.


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